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Cuomo tees up rule to curb ‘predatory’ bail practices (Niagara Gazette)

Niagara Gazette, August 22, 2018

Cuomo tees up rule to curb ‘predatory’ bail practices

“The critics of commercial bail agents include the New York City Bar Assocation. One of the group’s committees, in a report filed with the Department of Financial Services, called for the industry to be eliminated, noting only the United States and the Philippines allow commercial bail companies. ‘Even when it operates completely within the bounds of the law, the commercial bond industry extracts an incredible amount of wealth from people, particularly loved ones and relatives of the accused, caught up in the criminal justice system,’ the committee said in its report.”

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